Instacast Encoder Device Activation

How to activate the Livebox Instacast Encoder Device?

To activate your Livebox Instacast encoder device,

  • Email your Device ID and Hardware Key to the IVB7 support team.
Instacast-License-Key
  • The IVB7 support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
  • Now access the device interface on your browser.

Note:  To access the Instacast Encoder device on your browser, you can use your Device IP along with the port URL (:3978) provided by the IVB7 team. E.g., 127.0.0.1:3978

  • Enter the provided License Key on the License Key bar and click Save.
Instacast-License-Activation

And your device will be activated. So, you can start live streaming using the Instacast Encoder device.

Create IPTV Mobile App using the APK Builder

How to Create an IPTV Mobile App for the Livebox TV Station Set-up?

With the APK Builder provided by Livebox, you can create mobile apps for your IPTV set-up and even for the viewers to view all the live streams you can create a single page app to stay updated with your live streams right from their mobile devices.

To create a mobile app for your IPTV set up,

  • Install and open the APK builder app.
  • If you want to create an app for your IPTV broadcasts, then click “Create an App” under Livebox TV.
mobile-app-for-IPTV
  • In the App Creation Form, give app name, display name, app description.

Note:  In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.

  • In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
mobile-app-creator-in-Livebox
  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below button to download APK”, click on the “Download APK”.
easily-create-your-mobile-app
  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format.
  • Unzip the file, where you can use the Testing.apk to test the app on your device and Release.apk to upload your app on the play store.
Apk Builder

Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.

Go Live on WordPress Websites

How to Publish the Livebox live streaming contents on WordPress websites?

   While live streaming on the server channel, the same live streaming content can be published on websites/blogs with the Livebox streaming server. To publish the live streaming contents on your WordPress website/blogs, first, you need to stream a source to your server channel. And from the server channel, you can publish the live streaming content smoothly on your websites/blogs within a few steps.

Let’s see the steps involved to publish a live streaming content on WordPress websites/blogs.

  • Create your channel on Livebox.
  • Stream a source to your channel using the RTMP URL of the same channel with the help of an encoder.
  • Preview the live streaming on your Channel Dashboard.
  • Now go to Manage channels and select your live streaming channel. Then click Embed code to copy the displayed embed code. 
embed code

Note:   If your site is secured i.e. HTTPs encrypted (SSL encrypted), then you have to copy the Secure Embed Code.  

secure embed code
  • If your site isn’t secure or the SSL certificate validity is over,  it will be indicated “Not secure”on the URL tab of your server.  
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • Now Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page to publish your Livebox server live streaming content on the website.  
WordPress
  • Now Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page to publish your Livebox server live streaming content on the website.  
wordpress websites
  • A dialog box with options to add block gets listed.
  • Under the formatting menu, select the Custom HTML option. 
broadcasting on wordpress websites
  • In custom HTML block, you can enter the copied embed code of your streaming channel. 
live streaming on wordpress website
live on WordPress websites
  • After entering the embed code, you can also preview the source. 
WordPress streaming
  • Then click the “Publish” button on the top right corner to embed the live streaming content on your website. 
WordPress live streaming
  • You can now go to your website main page to view the published post. 
streaming on WordPress websites

The live streaming content from the Livebox server is published on your website successfully.

Multi-bitrate Streaming Using Encoder Software (New Version)

How to Start the Multi-bitrate Streaming Using the Encoder Software?

  • Go to Multi-Bitrate from the navigation menu.
  • In the Multi-Bitrate settings, select your streaming channel first.
  • Now turn on the Multi-Bitrate button.
  • And select any preset of resolutions of your choice by clicking the drop-down menu.
  • Then click the “Save” button.
Multi-bitrate-settings
  • Now give “Service Restart”.
service restart

Now the Multi-bitrate settings have been applied to the Livebox streaming server. You can start proceeding with the Encoder settings.

MBR-changes-applied

Open the Mixer and Playout software. You can either set up your streaming source from your camera device or by using the playout software.  

  • So, after setting up your camera or adding the streaming source using the playout, open the Encoder window.
encoder-mixer-playout-software
  • On the Encoder settings window, click the gear icon to create presets for the resolutions you have selected.

Note:  It is advisable to create presets for the Multi-bitrate streaming beforehand for the resolutions you prefer.  

Encoder software new version
  • Now on the settings, you can create Presets by entering the Audio Bitrate and Video Bitrate for each resolution.
  • So, to get the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate values of your resolutions, go to the Livebox Multi-bitrate settings.
preset-settings
  • On the Multi-bitrate settings, click the edit icon.
Edit-Presets
  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
Preset-Values
  • And here you can click the drop-down menu to select the specific resolution and to get its values.
Create-a-new-Preset
  • Back on the Encoder settings, you can enter the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate of the resolution you have selected.
A-new-preset
  • Also, select the pixel of the resolution for which you are creating a preset.

Note: 

  • 144p- 2560×1440 px
  • 240p- 352×240 px
  • 360p- 480×360 px
  • 720p- 1280×720 px
  • 1080p- 1920×1080 px
encoder software from Livebox
  • Then click the “Save Preset” button.
save-preset
  • Now you can give a name for your preset. Likewise, you can do the same for all the other resolutions.
preset-is-created
  • Back on the Multi-bitrate settings, first, copy-paste the channel RTMP URL on the Encoder settings.
entering-URLs
  • Followed by the channel RTMP URL, also enter the URLs of resolution.  
enter-a-UR
  • Then select Presets for each resolution. (Presets you have created for each resolution)
Select-a-Preset
  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
MBR-Streaming
  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
Multi-bitrate-Preview

You can go on by pushing the live stream to all your social media accounts, where your viewers can adjust the video quality according to their bandwidth.

Video Conference Live on Websites/Blogs?

How to Embed Video Conferences on Websites/Blogs?

Now you have the option to embed the video conferencing app on your websites/blogs so that your viewers can join you on the video conferencing call with you.

To embed the video conferencing app on your website/blogs,

  • Create your conference by installing the video conferencing app from the Livebox App Store.
  • Near you conference name, click the iFrame icon.
video conference link
  • A dialog box opens, where you’ll be provided Conference URL and Embed Code.
  • Copy the Embed code and use it on your website to embed the app on your website/blogs.
conference embed code
  • On publishing the embed code, this is how the app gets embedded on your website player. And your viewers can login or sign up to join you on video conferencing right from you website.
embed video conference on blogs and website

If your website is of WordPress, then you can embed the app by following the below steps.

  • Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page.
wordpress websites
  • In the new post page, click the “Add block” menu.
wordpress websites
  • A dialog box with options to add block gets listed.
  • Under the formatting menu, select the “Custom HTML” option.
broadcasting on wordpress websites
  • In custom HTML block, you can enter the copied embed code of your video conferencing app.
live streaming on wordpress website
live on WordPress websites
  • After entering the embed code, you can also preview the source.
  • Then click the “Publish” button on the top right corner to embed the app on your website.
publish post on WordPress website

You can now go to the main page to view the embedded app on your website.

Create Livebox TV Channel

How to create a channel in the Livebox TV?

 Before you create a channel on your Livebox TV, you have to create the categories to keep your channels organized. To create your categories,

  • Login to your Livebox TV.
  • Go to “Categories” from the navigation menu.
adding categories on Livebox TV
  • A page with the category specifications opens, under which go to “Add Category” to create your category.
  • In “Add Category”, give your category name and set a thumbnail.
  • Then give “Submit”. And your category is added.

Note:  In the Parent Category option you can set your category as the Root menu or Sub-category within your main category.

add a category

Now to create your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
add channels on Livebox TV
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name.
  • If you want to distribute your Livebox streams or recordings to your subscribers, then select Livebox as your video type.
  • Then select the Livebox channel from which you want to distribute the content.
  • Once you select your channel, the embed code of your Livebox channel will auto-appear in the Embed code bar.
  • Then give your Livebox TV channel description.
  • Browse and set the thumbnail.
  • And finally, give “Submit” to distribute to your subscribers.
Livebox TV set up

Note:  You can also distribute videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and your other recordings.

To add Youtube videos to your TV channel,

  • Go to the YouTube video that you want to distribute across your TV channel.
  • Right click on the video and click the copy embed code option from the pop-up menu.
Livebox TV set for online broadcasts
  • Now go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name and category.
  • Select your Video Type as YouTube and paste the embed code.
  • Give your channel description.
  • Set your thumbnail and click “Submit”.
  • The YouTube source is added for distribution across your channel.
private IPTV set up

To add captured source or recordings to your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name and category.
  • After entering your channel name and category name, select “Video Type” as “Others”.
  • In “Embed Code” bar, enter the URL of your source in m3u8 or MP4 format.
  • Then click “Submit”.
IPTV Station

You have successfully created your channel on your Livebox TV as well as distributed your content across your channel.

Create Livebox TV User

How to Create a User on the Livebox TV?

  A User in the Livebox TV can be created in either way- the user itself can register through the Livebox TV signup portal or the admin can also manually create a user by giving the user’s credentials.

To manually create your user,

  • Go to “Users” from the navigation menu.
LIVEBOX-TV-Admin-Panel
  • In “User” click the “Add User” option.
  • Enter your username, Email, set password, and phone number.
  • Then give “Submit”.
add user on Livebox IPTV

If the user registers using the signup portal, then the user gets added to your user’s list from where you can subscribe the user to your Livebox TV.

add user on Livebox IPTV

This is how the mail looks. The mail provides you a link to your interface along with your log in details. Click on the link so to enter your access page. 

Multi-bitrate Streaming Using Encoder Software (New Version)

How to Start the Multi-bitrate Streaming Using the Encoder Software?

  • Go to Multi-Bitrate from the navigation menu.
  • In the Multi-Bitrate settings, select your streaming channel first.
  • Now turn on the Multi-Bitrate button.
  • And select any preset of resolutions of your choice by clicking the drop-down menu.
  • Then click the “Save” button.
Multi-bitrate-settings
  • Now give “Service Restart”.
service restart

Now the Multi-bitrate settings have been applied to the Livebox streaming server. You can start proceeding with the Encoder settings.

MBR-changes-applied

Open the Mixer and Playout software. You can either set up your streaming source from your camera device or by using the playout software.  

  • So, after setting up your camera or adding the streaming source using the playout, open the Encoder window.
encoder-mixer-playout-software
  • On the Encoder settings window, click the gear icon to create presets for the resolutions you have selected.

Note:  It is advisable to create presets for the Multi-bitrate streaming beforehand for the resolutions you prefer.  

Encoder software new version
  • Now on the settings, you can create Presets by entering the Audio Bitrate and Video Bitrate for each resolution.
  • So, to get the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate values of your resolutions, go to the Livebox Multi-bitrate settings.
preset-settings
  • On the Multi-bitrate settings, click the edit icon.
Edit-Presets
  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
Preset-Values
  • And here you can click the drop-down menu to select the specific resolution and to get its values.
Create-a-new-Preset
  • Back on the Encoder settings, you can enter the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate of the resolution you have selected.
A-new-preset
  • Also, select the pixel of the resolution for which you are creating a preset.

Note: 

  • 144p- 2560×1440 px
  • 240p- 352×240 px
  • 360p- 480×360 px
  • 720p- 1280×720 px
  • 1080p- 1920×1080 px
encoder software from Livebox
  • Then click the “Save Preset” button.
save-preset
  • Now you can give a name for your preset. Likewise, you can do the same for all the other resolutions.
preset-is-created
  • Back on the Multi-bitrate settings, first, copy-paste the channel RTMP URL on the Encoder settings.
entering-URLs
  • Followed by the channel RTMP URL, also enter the URLs of resolution.  
enter-a-UR
  • Then select Presets for each resolution. (Presets you have created for each resolution)
Select-a-Preset
  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
MBR-Streaming
  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
Multi-bitrate-Preview

You can go on by pushing the live stream to all your social media accounts, where your viewers can adjust the video quality according to their bandwidth.

Livebox TV Mobile App

How to Get Started with the Livebox TV Mobile App?

  The Livebox TV is available to the user in both websites and in the mobile app. In today’s scenario, most of the world’s population uses mobile phones, so the presence of a mobile app of your channel can make you connected with your viewers 24/7. Thus by not constraining yourself only to the website, you can also switch between a mobile app for your Livebox TV. The Livebox TV mobile app is user-friendly and the following steps will help you to understand the Livebox TV better.

  • Install the Livebox mobile app.
Livebox IPTV mobile app
  • Now you are looking at the first step of your mobile app. Wait for few seconds and you will be connected to the login portal.
mobile app Livebox
  • Through this login portal, the user can register to subscribe your TV channels.

Note:  If your user registers from their mobile to subscribe to your channel, it is enough of you to activate your user’s device in your Livebox TV Manage Device option.

Livebox IPTV
  • In the Livebox TV app, the user can get their mobile “device ID” by clicking the option provided at the top corner.
  • The registered user can log in to your Livebox TV by entering their Email and password stay in touch with your service 24/7.

Note:  The device ID is very important for the activation of your Livebox TV service to the user device.

IPTV Livebox
  • This is how your mobile app interface looks like once the user gets logged in.
  • The user can access your different channels from the navigation menu.
Livebox IPTV set up
  • In this given image, you can see a channel “Cricket” under the “Sports” category.
  • By clicking on the thumbnail image of your channel, the user can get to see your programs.
private IPTV set up from Livebox
IPTV setup from Livebox

This is how your Livebox TV user views your distribution of programs. It doesn’t stop just with this, you can also,
– Produce broadcasting programs.
– Buy some broadcast syndication programming.
– Be part of the high-scale broadcasting network.
With Livebox TV You can set up your professional TV station that too in a low-budget expense.

Live Streaming Using OBS Studio

How to Live Stream on Livebox Using OBS Studio as an Encoder?

Livebox streaming server offers a smooth and uncomplicated streaming workflow. Its flexibility can be witnessed while working alongside distinct encoders. Here with which few steps are listed for crystal clear understanding of streaming workflow by using OBS studio.

  • Go to OBS studio and click the add icon from the tab “Source”.
stream obs settings
  • A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select “Media source”.
add media source
  • A dialog box “Create/Select Source” gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click “OK”.
obs_streaming
  • A dialog box “Properties for Media Source” gets opened. In “Properties for Media Source”, select the required options for your streaming and then click “Browse”.
streaming
  • Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click “OK” and your source is added.
obs_streaming
obs_main_screen
  • Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL button to copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.
streaming URLs
  • Then go back to OBS studio again and select “Settings” under the menu “Controls”.
settings
  • On the “Settings” tab, go to “Stream” settings from the menu.
  • In Stream settings, select the “Custom” option and then a paste the copied Stream URL and Stream Key
  • Then click “OK”.
stream_settings
  • Now click the option Start streaming under the menu “Controls”.
start streaming
  • Now go to Livebox Dashboard and preview your streaming source.
  • Then from your streaming channel you can push live the streaming source to your social media destinations, websites, blogs or any streaming platforms.
live streaming

Thus, these simple steps can help you out to accomplish your first streaming process.
Happy Streaming!